About Prime

Mission

Prime is the shared services/group purchasing organization subsidiary of the Maryland Hospital Association. Prime’s mission is to help our member hospitals improve their financial performance by providing strategic solutions and a superior contract portfolio at competitive prices with exceptional service.


  • Prime is the leading cost management company in the Mid-Atlantic region serving hundreds of health care provider and related organizations.
  • Since 1960, Prime has provided superior service, high-quality market information, and professional expertise to our members.
  • Our members include hospitals, and IDN's, long term care providers, assisted living centers, and other health care and community related entities.
  • Prime’s contract portfolio is composed of custom local agreements, and highly competitive national agreements through its affiliation with MedAssets.
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